Re: [asa] Space compression

From: Jim Armstrong <>
Date: Mon Oct 29 2007 - 01:02:36 EDT

But in terms of the audience we are discussing, a plausible argument
might build on the finely-tuned universe premise. First ask why we would
think that light speed would be different at some other time, given the
stability in the universe we observe now (including those pesky
constants -we DO observe them to be constant), and then further suggest
that meddling with a parameter that would cause such a variation in
light speed would ALSO likely (?) constitute a disturbance of one or
more of those finely-tuned foundational parameters.
JimA [Friend of ASA]

gordon brown wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Oct 2007, George Cooper wrote:
>> 2) Supernova 1987a in the nearby Magellanic dwarf galaxy has a
>> visibile expanding shell. Simple trigonometry demonstrates that it
>> is ~ 168,000 lyrs distance. Simple trig makes this measurement
>> independent of the speed of light.
> This should mean light years based on the speed of light at the time
> of the supernova. A YEC might claim that light used to be a lot slower
> than it is now thus explaining why the angle subtended by the shell is
> so small. However I think that this would create new problems for
> them. Isn't this the opposite of what they might want to explain away
> the red shift? This is a question for a physicist to answer.
> Gordon Brown (ASA member)
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